Pop-up food stalls could be returning to Ainsdale Beach in Southport this summer

More food and drink outlets could appear along Sefton’s coast this year, after the success of trial outlets at Ainsdale Beach in Southport and Crosby Coastal Park through the summers of 2020 and 2021.

In recent years the council has received huge numbers of visitors flocking to the coast.

With the goal of continually enhancing visitors’ experiences, the local authority seeks to expand the coastal concessions from summer trials into longer term arrangements.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We were overwhelmed with positive feedback from residents and visitors alike after previous trials and we are pleased to confirm the council has gone to tender for more food and drink outlets for this summer.

“We feel that there is a market for good quality food and drink offering along our coast, while ensuring the scheme supports the council’s Climate Change Agenda by offering vegetarian and vegan options and using biodegradable and recyclable cutlery and cups.

“Previous trials have proven how initiatives such as this help create jobs and offer a boost to the local economy as well as enhancing our visitor attractions, complementing our longer-term vision to get the right offer for everyone while protecting our special landscape.”

Tender packs can be obtained by emailing tourism@sefton.gov.uk

As part of the wider investment at Ainsdale, the implementation of a new ‘off beach’ car park at Ainsdale Beach is set to be operational by the end of 2022, subject to final planning approval.

Toilet facilities at Ainsdale-On-Sea are undergoing refurbishment work in March to prepare them for reopening from 1st April as the beach car park re-opens. The men’s, women’s and disabled people’s toilet facilities will be re-opened. 


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